Virtual Concerts Online April 24th-26th

concertAs concerts continue to be canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans!

April 24

CLASSICAL

The Metropolitan Opera: VerdiLa Traviata
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Met Opera

New York City Ballet: Justin Peck’s Rotunda
Time: 5 p.m.
NYC Ballet

The Violin Channel: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Times: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Facebook / Instagram

Joshua Bell, violin
Time: 10 a.m.
The Greene Space

The Kanneh-Mason Family
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Facebook

Judith Ingolfsson, violin and Vladimir Stoupel, piano
Time: 10 a.m.
YouTube

JAZZ

SFJAZZ Fridays At Five: Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland and Chris Potter
Time: 5 p.m.
SF Jazz

Stephane Wrembel plays Django Reinhardt
Time: 12 p.m.
Facebook

Toshiko Akiyoshi and Manuel Valera
Time: 5 p.m.
Vermont Jazz Center

MULTI-GENRE

Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest

Together, We Breathe Hope: OneRepublic, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Michael Franti and Clare Bowen
Time: 5 p.m.
National Jewish Health

HIP-HOP

Big Freedia
Time: 6 p.m.
Instagram

INDIE

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Andrew Bird
Time: 1 p.m.
Link: YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

ROCK

Forever Honey EP Release Party
Time: 4 p.m.
Instagram

R&B / SOUL

Lincoln Center at Home: Vintage Trouble
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Facebook

FOLK

MaMuse
Time: 12 p.m.
Facebook

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Americana Highways: Matt Harlan, Renee Wahl, Greg Klyma, Jefferson Berry
Time: 4 p.m.
Facebook

April 25

CLASSICAL

New York Philharmonic: Young People’s Concert with Leonard Bernstein
Time: 11 a.m.
Facebook

Bolshoi Theater: Demutsky A Hero Of Our Time
Time: 10 a.m.
Bolshoi

Alone, Together: 21 Composers Play New Pieces
Time: 4 p.m.
Facebook / Instagram

JAZZ

Badi Assad
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Event Brite

MULTI-GENRE

Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest

Block by Blockwest: Pussy Riot, The Wrecks, Grandson, Hunny and more
Time: 12 p.m.
Block By Blockwest

Stonewall Gives Back: Cyndi Lauper, Troye Sivan, Rufus Wainwright, Kim Petras and more
Time: 5 p.m.
YouTube

IPSY Spring Social: Doja Cat, Sasha Keable, DJ Hannah Bronfman
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Instagram

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: Willie Watson
Time: 1 p.m.
YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

Americana Highways: Charlie Roth, James Lee Baker, Paul Burch, Stoll Vaughan
Time: 4 p.m.
Facebook

ROCK

Michael McDermott
Time: 12:3o p.m.
Stage It

Bad Bad Hats
Time: 2 p.m.
YouTube

POP

Mikhael Paskalev
Time: 10 a.m.
Instagram

April 26

CLASSICAL

The Metropolitan Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Met Opera

JAZZ

WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place: Archival Sets From New Orleans Jazz Fest
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WWOZ

MULTI-GENRE

Under One Roof Music Festival
Time: 5 p.m.
Facebook / Twitch

Pathway to Paris: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Cat Power, Flea and more
Time: 1 p.m.
Instagram

Room Service Music Festival
Time: 12 p.m.
Room Service Fest

COUNTRY / AMERICANA

Luck Reunion: Hello Walls: Hosted by John Paul White
Time: 6 p.m.
Twitch

Pickathon Presents a Concert a Day: The Lone Bellow
Time: 1 p.m.
YouTube / Twitch / Facebook

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

Lincoln Center at Home: Falu
Time: 8 a.m.
Facebook

Local Farmers Markets – Spring 2020

vegetablesSome local farmers markets have chosen to temporarily close during the coronavirus, but several are still open! In order to help keep vendors and shoppers healthy, new shopping standards have been implemented:

-Only vendors can touch their own products.
-All products selected by vendors, bagged, and then handed to the customer.
-Shoppers may pay vendors with a credit card, inserted by the customer into the square mobile device, no signature.
-No onsite cooking. Prepared foods must be in covered containers ready to go for take out.

Open farmers market include:

-Carefree Farmers Market – Open Fridays
-Old Town Scottsdale – Open Saturdays
-Verrado Farmers Market – Open Sundays
-Roadrunner Farmers Market – Open Saturdays

Stay healthy during the coronavirus by purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables while supporting local businesses!

Eating-In Instead of Out During the Coronavirus

restaurant table and chairsWhile all of our favorite restaurants may be closed for dine-in eating, most are still open for take-out! After chatting with friends and co-workers, we complied a list of everyone’s favorite local restaurants for take-out:

HAMBURGERS
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
11055 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Hopdoddy Burger Bar is open for curbside pickup and delivery via Uber Eats (free delivery), Postmates, and DoorDash.
hopdoddy.com

TACOS
Joyride Taco House
Multiple Valley Locations
Joyride Taco House has shifted to a to-go operation, serving guests through curbside pickup and delivery. Order through UberEats for free delivery.
joyridetacohouse.com

BREAKFAST
Breakfast Kitchen Bar
15147 North Scottsdale Road, Suite H133, Scottsdale
The Breakfast Kitchen Bar at Scottsdale Quarter is offering a carry-out menu of $8 breakfast items and $20 mimosa kits. Customers also get a free coffee with purchase of entrée.
breakfastkitchenbar.com

CHINESE
Autumn Court Chinese Restaurant
Autumn Court Chinese Restaurant is offering its entire menu for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Delivery is also available through Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.3752 East Indian School Road
autumncourt.com

ITALIAN
Casa Mia Cucina Italiana
11675 North 136th Street, #107, Scottsdale
Casa Mia Cucina is offering takeout and delivery directly from the restaurant off a limited menu.
casamiamarblehead.com

FRENCH
Sapiens Paleo Kitchen
10411 East McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, #120, Scottsdale
480-771-5123
Sapiens Paleo Kitchen is offering its full menu of French paleo cuisine for takeout and curbside pickup from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner packages and weekly meal preps are also available.
sapienskitchen.com

DESSERT
Unbaked Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream
3712 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale
Unbaked Edible Cookie Dough & Ice Cream is offering curbside pick up and delivery for everyone’s sweet tooth!
getunbaked.com

Do you have a favorite restaurant that should be added to our list? Let us know, we would love to try something new! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Spring Training – 2020

spring training baseballSwing, batter, batter, swing! Spring Training 2020 is in full swing! From the West Valley to the East Valley, there are 10 stadiums to visit and 15 teams to root for in the Cactus League. With more than 100 Cactus League baseball games scheduled between February 21st and March 24th, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a game!

Who plays at each stadium?

-American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3805 N. 53rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031 : Milwaukee Brewers
-Camelback Ranch – Glendale, 10710 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85037 : Chicago White Sox & Los Angeles Dodgers
-Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338 : Cleveland Indians & Cincinnati Reds
-Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 : Oakland Athletics
-Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382 : Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres
-Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 : Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies
-Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 East Osborn Road., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 : San Francisco Giants
-Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201 : Chicago Cubs
-Surprise Stadium, 15850 N. Bullard Ave. Surprise AZ, 85374 : Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals

What’s new at the Scottsdale stadiums this year?

Scottsdale Stadium- Scottsdale Stadium in Old Town Scottsdale underwent extensive renovations, including building a new 43,000 clubhouse, renovating the front plaza, an added shade structure, updates to the bleachers in Right Field and pavilion, as well as implementing public Wi-Fi.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick- New food items this year include: Philly Cheesesteak (Section 210 & 216); Nashville Hot Burger Basket (Section 101 and 219), and Beyond Meat Burger (sold at Home Plate Hot Dogs). Mustache Pretzels has also opened a location at Salt River Fields, an updated LED scoreboard has been installed, and the team shop has been remodeled.

After watching the pros hit a home run, give us a call to find your new home! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Arabian Horse Since 1955 the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has been entertaining horse enthusiasts while raising funds for charity. The largest event of its kind in the world is held at WestWorld of Scottsdale and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. The 2020 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place from February 13th to 23rd.

In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family-focused events, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art. Free activities that cater to the entire family include ‘Meet an Arabian Horse’, ice cream socials, Paint-A-Pony ceramic horse painting, art contests, behind-the-scenes barn tours, educational round pen demonstrations and much more. Additional activities for a nominal fee will include pony-rides, petting zoo entry and camel rides.

There are sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening. View the full schedule and purchase tickets at: www.ScottsdaleShow.com

Do you know of anyone moving to the Scottsdale area?  We’d love to help you or your friends find a home that meets their needs and lifestyle. Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

67th Annual Parada del Sol

parada del solThe 67th Annual Parada del Sol Parade will be held in Old Town Scottsdale on February 8th, 2020. The historic parade has the distinction of being known as the World’s Largest Horse Drawn Parade with nearly 150 parade entries marching down Scottsdale Road. The parade takes the streets at Drinkwater Boulevard and Scottsdale Road at 10am, then heads south down Scottsdale Road finishing at Brown Avenue and Indian School Road. Immediately following the parade, enjoy the Trail’s End Festival with live music, food and a kids area with games and pony rides from noon to 4pm in Old Town Scottsdale. See the day’s full schedule at scottsdaleparade.com.

Scottsdale is a wonderful city to live in for year-round events and festivals. Call us to learn more about the City of Scottsdale and to view featured homes for sale! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

 

The 2020 WM Phoenix Open

scottsdale golfThe Waste Managment Phoenix Open has been nicknamed “The Greatest Show on Grass” and the golf tournament hosted at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name! The tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best attended event with nearly 500,000 energized spectators each year. Unlike any other tournament in the world, spectators become central to the event by helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum”-the loudest hole in golf! Formerly known as The Phoenix Open and The FBR Open, the event has been hosted by TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course since 1987. The annual tournament held in North Scottsdale benefits The Phoenix Thunderbirds and helps to generate millions of dollars in donations for the most deserving organizations in the area.

TICKET PRICES:
Monday-Tuesday
FREE
General Admission Only

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
$45
General Admission Single Daily Ticket

Friday & Saturday
$60
General Admission Single Daily Ticket

Weekly Sponsor Package
$450

-Monday and Tuesday FREE Admission courtesy of Ford Free Days.
-Ages 15 and under are FREE all week when accompanied by an adult.
-Weekly Sponsor Package includes 4 Sponsor badges (good all week for tournament admission) and 1 reserved parking pass good all week

For more information about the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit: wmphoenixopen.com

The Valley of the Sun is filled with many lovely golf course communities, call us today to find the right one for you! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

 

Barrett-Jackson 2020

vintage carThe annual automotive event of the year returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale from January 11th to the 19th, as Barrett-Jackson presents its 49th Scottsdale Auction. Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events.

Highlighting the 2020 Scottsdale Auction’s extended prime time hours on Friday and Saturday are nine prestigious collections, 11 coveted Ford GTs, plus an array of celebrity-owned vehicles and the world’s largest gathering of professionally built Resto-Mods, all selling at No Reserve. Guests wishing to attend the event after 5pm Wednesday, January 15th, through Saturday, January 18th, can get exclusive prime-time ticket pricing online and at the gate.

In 2020 Barrett-Jackson will be increasing its commitment to safety. Security officers will be checking and tagging all bags at the auction entrance, and guests will be screened for weapons and contraband. Also, guests will only be permitted to enter the auction site with clutch purses that do not exceed 6.5” x 4.5” or clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” (or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags).

To receive more information on becoming a bidder or purchase tickets, visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com.

Are you ready to buy or sell in 2020? Click here to receive your free home value estimate. Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

happy new yearThe time has come to bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020. From Dave & Busters to the Royal Palms, there are celebrations across the valley to welcome the new year!

Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale and Tempe Marketplace will both be open on New Year’s Eve with arcade games, redemption games, an appetizer buffet. Both locations will have a family-friendly party and an adults-only party. For more information, visit: www.daveandbusters.com

Glow All Out – Topgolf
“Swing-in” the New Year from 9pmto 1am with a glow-in-the-dark party at Topgolf in Gilbert, Glendale, and Scottsdale with four hours of Topgolf play, party favors, and a midnight fireworks show. Reservations are required. Each bay can hold up to six people. A “general” reservation is $240-$270, depending on the location, and includes golf and party favors. Drinks, food are additional costs. VIP is $420-$450 and includes access to buffet, unlimited fountain drinks, a sparkling bottle of wine, party favors, and golf. For more information, visit: www.topgolf.com

Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Show
Medieval Times will have a special late-night New Year’s Eve show at 9:45pm at its Scottsdale-area castle with pre-show hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a four-course dinner, champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, a dj, dancing, and admission to the Museum of Torture. For more information, visit: www.medievaltimes.com

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort New Year’s Eve Party
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort will have a family New Year’s Eve party from 6pm to 10pm with a dinner buffet, crafts, games, dancing, a photo booth, champagne toast, and a “mocktail” bar for the kids. The cost is $35 for kids and $75 for adults. For more information, visit: www.squawpeakhilton.com

Hindsight is 2020 Royal Palms
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix will be celebrating every decade from 1920 to 2020. A live bank will play the music of the first 50 years, then a DJ will take over to spin tracks from the next 50 years. Tickets are $175 and include two drinks, a raw bar, appetizers, and a champagne toast. For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/hindsight-is-2020

Is one of your 2020 New Year’s resolutions to buy a new home? Call us to to begin your search today! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477

Christmas at the Scottsdale Princess

christmas at the princessEnjoy the magical holiday season with family and friends at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in North Scottsdale. During the month of December, the resort transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland during the annual Christmas at the Princess. The Princess is a wonderful destination to create holiday traditions with family and friends!

Enchanted Plaza Shows
The five-minute, one-of-a-kind HD video show projected against the resort’s facade is an amazing light show! The resort’s Christmas tree has 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to 17 classic holiday songs in the Enchanted Plaza.

Desert Ice Skating Rink
Made with real ice, the resort’s 6,000 sq. ft. Desert Ice Skating Rink provides skaters the opportunity to experience a classic winter tradition surrounded by the beauty of the Scottsdale desert and starry night sky. (Skating: $25 & Skate rental: $7)

Lagoon Lights & Princess Express Trains
Enjoy a ride on the Princess Express Train to enjoy more than 4.5 million LED lights! Displays include swans floating on the water, buccaneer pirate ship, mermaid, 14-foot poinsettias, teddy bear, toy soldiers, fishing Santa, leaping arches, Nessie the 30-foot Loch Ness Monster, menorah, dreidels, 3D whale, skating penguins, candy cane forest and more.

Holiday Character Appearances
Santa has invited his delightful holiday friends from the North Pole to visit the Scottsdale Princess! Kids will be thrilled to meet Graham, Shivers, Princess Noel & Angelica, Selfie Elfie and Peppermint Penguin as you stroll through the resort.

S’Mores Land
Travel through La Hacienda Plaza to an enchanting land, where you can visit the s’mores-loving character Graham at his home, roast marshmallows around a campfire in a Christmas Tree Forest, take an icy slide down the four lane Polar Glide, a glittering whirl on the Christmas Carousel or a twirl on Frosty’s Ferris wheel. The Build-A-Bear Pop-Up Shop and Graham’s S’more Store round out the fun.

After you have seen all the Scottsdsale Princess and neighborhood Christmas lights, give us a call to tour neighborhoods to find your next home to hang your Christmas lights! Chris 480-754-9077 & Cheryl 480-754-9477